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Our purpose

Endeavour House is a thriving centre for social change organisations in Canberra, and is owned and managed by Ethical Property, a landlord who believes property can be more than just bricks and mortar.

Our community offers a mix of tenants organisations involved in campaigning, community health services, business services, research and policy development, as well as local retailers.

Endeavour House holds a clear vision to become the platform for the Australian “Voice” of Social Change, which means:

  • Amplifying the voices of our community members and those wishing to effect positive social change at a National Policy level.
  • Creating awareness of issues and educating society to the facts that sit behind the reasons why change is necessary.
  • Allowing the external and building to become a canvas (or stage) for Voices to share their purpose.
  • Engage with storytelling, culture and the arts so that important messages resonate and are passed on.
  • Offer an alternative political commentary, through satire, and challenge, that is independent from vested interests.
  • Creating a Canberra icon that becomes known as a centre for good people, who do good work.

Since purchasing the building in 2016 we have been working hard to bring this vision to light, and we remain committed with full and complete implementation expected by 2025.

We would love for you to come and add your Voice to ours, click here to arrange an inspection today.

 

Our history

Endeavour House was originally constructed in the 1950s as a two-storey retail precinct around a large glass atrium. Over the next 20-30 years it was extended to four storeys and largely converted to offices.

In the 1980’s, Endeavour House was the nerve centre for the design team during the construction of new Parliament House.

It seems fitting that a building which was once a hub for those designing the home of the Federal Parliament should now be a centre for organisations designing a better Australia.

 

 

Features

Community of purpose-driven organisations

24/7 Access

Close to Manuka cafes

15 mins from Parliament House

Lockable bike storage

Shared kitchen spaces

Environmental performance goals

Meeting room spaces

Looking for space?

Looking for a new office, access to a flexible deskspace, or to book a meeting room?

Contact us to see what is available.

Endeavour House

1 Franklin Street

Manuka

ACT 2603

 

 

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Our community

The Australia Institute

We are one of the country’s most influential think tanks, conducting research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues. Our work informs public debate and brings greater accountability to the democratic process.

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) was formed in 1991 and is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners right around Australia. Our vision is for excellent medical care for rural and remote communities.

Rapid Context

Rapid Context is a research consulting firm, passionate about robust and defensible research and about translating that evidence into policy and change. We believe that better thinking produces a better society.

Regional Development Australia ACT

Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT is an NFP focused on economic development. They partner with industry, the three-tiers of government including the ACT Government, regional communities and the education, skills and research sectors.

The Level

The Level at Endeavour House is a place for like-minded change-makers to come together, plugin, focus, and achieve a whole lot more. We are a network actively looking to campaign, collaborate, consolidate, and effect change.

Framing Matters

Framing Matters are Australia's most award-winning design framers, using only superior materials and conservation standard techniques. They also carry a large range of home decor gifts.

Community Options

Community Options ACT is a not-for-profit community-based organisation with more than 25 years of experience in providing services to older people, people with disabilities and their families.

Origin Turkish Kitchen

Origin Turkish Kitchen provides an exceptional cultural experience with excellence in dining and service that captures the essence of Northern-Western Turkish cuisine and traditional ambience.

Aussie Home Loans

Aussie Manuka has extensive experience in lending and mortgage broking. As a local face in the community, branch principal Scott Bolton possesses an insider's knowledge of the Canberra region as well as over 8 years of lending expertise.

Mail Boxes Etc

MBE Canberra is your source for personalised business solutions, printing and mailboxes.

Work Focus

Work Focus make a real and measurable impact on employment opportunities for people with injury, illness, disability or disadvantage.

Save the Children

Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children.

Bortell Dynamic Edge

Bortell Dynamic Edge specialises in implementing and developing a wide range of business solutions for a diverse group of clients. They are a leading Microsoft Dynamics implementation and support provider.

Australian Republic Movement

We advocate for an Australian republic as a fully independent nation within the Commonwealth.

Farmers For Climate Action

We are an alliance of farmers and leaders in agriculture who are working with our peers, the wider sector and decision-makers to make sure Australia takes the actions necessary to address damage to our climate.

EnergyLab

Behind EnergyLab is a vision of a world powered by 100% clean energy, generous supporters, and a team dedicated to helping the startups who are making that dream a reality

Oxford Policy Management

Oxford Policy Management enables strategic decision-makers to design and implement sustainable solutions for reducing social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries.